Ahead of COP28 in 2023, more than 125 companies representing nearly $1 trillion in annual revenue have signed the Fossil to Clean letter by the We Mean Business Coalition urging national governments to address the primary cause of climate change: burning fossil fuels.
This letter to world leaders comes from businesses across sectors, regions and sizes that are calling on governments to seek international agreement on fossil fuel phase-out, and put in place the policies needed to ramp up clean energy fast and phase out the use and production of fossil fuels. This requires turbocharging the renewables revolution, electrifying key sectors and massively improving efficiency. This will help set the conditions for a rapid, well-managed and just transition away from fossil fuels.
We support an agreement at COP28 to phase out the use of unabated fossil fuels in line with a 1.5°C pathway, and the tripling of renewable energy capacity and doubling of the rate of energy efficiency by 2030. With bold business and political leadership, we can scale clean energy and end our reliance on fossil fuels.
Sustainability champion and Business Support Team Leader Jackie Alling said,
"Emissions are still rising and sadly our global dependence on fossil fuels makes it incredibly difficult and often costly for the small business and individuals to reduce their carbon footprint. By signing the 'Fossil to Clean' we join over 125 companies advocating for the policies that are needed to move from fossil fuels to clean solutions globally, helping the end consumer to reduce their carbon impact and accelerate the race to net zero. "
"As a business we work hard and take pride in making changes wherever we can to reduce our emissions, so far we have eliminated our scope 1 & 2 emissions, we are certified to ISO 14001 standards and we have achieved carbon neutral accreditation, but we still have a way to go when it comes to reducing the emissions caused through travel and our supply chains and know that this will require a global effort if we are to reach our net zero commitments."